Update: Michael has been found. He called his parents from the train station in Elgin and he is now home.
Police are looking for a Southern Illinois University in Carbondale student who went missing on Monday.
On April 18th, he sent a note to his parents that said “school wasn’t for him.”
Investigators found that Michael has taken all the money out of his bank account and bought camping equipment. His roommate said that Michael had been looking at survival techniques and camping areas in the Mark Twain National Forest on his computer before he left. Michael did not take his cell phone, dorm keys or computer. He may be riding his blue mountain bike.
Michael is 5’9″ tall, 135 pounds and has curly reddish-brown hair and brown eyes.
If you have any information, please call 618-453-3771.